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Spring Has Sprung…

Spring Has Sprung  is a NEW set for March from CC Designs.  I combined it with the NEW Swiss Pixies Bunny Lucy and  the ticket stamp from the NEW Spring Logos set.

I stamped these cuties with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Hammermill Color Copy Cover card-stock and colored with Copic Sketch Markers.   All the grays are the T’s.  I made an Easel card with one add on.  I have a couple videos on making this type of card… HERE (2 min. long)  and HERE is a video with two add-ons (3 min. long)…

March is blowing in like a lion in Iowa this week… Sunday started with snow all day and cold…yesterday the high was 74˚!!!  Crazy!  Is it only in Iowa you can experience all four seasons in one week?! lol   Have a good one!

I used the Martha Stewart grass border punch but I couldn’t find it to link to,  so I linked to the Magnolia Doohickey grass die and the My Favorite Things grass die.

Stamps and Stuff…

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Kicking off 2012 with 5 faves from 2011…

Everyone is posting their faves from the year,  so I had to jump in!  Thanks for sharing everyone and thanks for looking on my blog too!

I loved how this easel with add on’s card worked out…Hot, hot days of Summer

You Make Me Happy

Shabby Birdhouse Gift-cards in a Pizza Box

Anya’s Birthday Easel card with a Stopper

Tilda with a Letter

That was hard!  So many I could have picked that I liked!  It was a fun creative year ! I’m looking forward to 2012 and more fun stamping and sharing!  Happy New Year and thanks for sharing your stamping too!

Thinking up to Debby’s challenge…

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Watch OUT!!!

Do you see what she’s hiding behind her back?  Snowball Laugh is playing tough gal today! lol  Good thing she’s so cute!  I colored and created a winter-ish scene for her to play in today.  CC Designs images… so fun!  I love this winter tree with just the perfect amount of snow  “globs”!   The Snowy Winter fence is perfect too.  I cut it all out, even the bits in-between the boards!  I was thinking last night while I was cutting all these out, that I should make a video on cutting out the fence…then I thought…no one would watch it! lol   I used white signo gel pen on her fluff and some E 50 copic marker.  I love the look of this white pen!  To bad you can’t see it! bah haha

Splat!  I told you to watch out!  I love this awesome set that Christine illustrated for us this month.  I paper pieced the puddle.  I used the Hattie, Stella and Rose 6×6 pad.  I linked to it below but it’s out of stock but it takes you to all the other MME pads that would all work up wonderfully!  The snowflakes are three sizes of Marvy Snowflake punches. The mittens dies are new for November from CC Designs also.  It’s fun how they’re made…very easy to piece different patterns together and add stitching.

It’s an easel card so I shot a couple side views… Laugh, the trees and fence are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Sketch Copic Markers.   Blue greens are  BG72, 75, 78.  Golds are YR21, 23, 24 and E99.  Hair is E50, E31, YR21 and 23.  Face is E000, 00, 01 and a diluted R20.  Fence is E43, 44, 47, 49.  Trees are BG93, 96, 99.

No snow here today… another beautiful day! yay!  Always some kind of weather, that’s for sure! : )    I did have fun coloring these images and hope you’ll be inspired to do some creating this week too!  I need to stay in the stamping and coloring “groove”!  I’m linking to the Sweet Stop Sketches Challenge blog – I was inspired by their sketch this week.  The ABC Challenge blog is up to D – wanting to see Dazzle… well,  my snow’s got glam!

Here’s the back!

This card-stock is really gold, not pumpkin!!! ugh!  I had this one little sentiment made up to add to the easel but I couldn’t decide where to put it,  so it’s on the back! lol  I love it though and it turns the Winter card into a Christmas card! 

Hope she made you laugh and want to get stamping!  Thanks for stopping by and ttul!

Stamps and stuff I used for this card…




















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Super Edwin stepping in for Green Lantern…

It’s been a busy Summer for our family birthday wise!  Our youngest daughter and her DH planned a Green Lantern themed party for their son Jace, with a cool invitation and skyscraper table piece she made with the Cricut.  I knew this Super Edwin was coming so I’m just now getting a card made for Jace!

Here’s a picture of the invitation…so cute!  I love it!

The party table with the skyscraper table display… so cool!  Awesome creating Breanna and Eric!  I love the wires between the buildings!

Back to Edwin…a couple side shots. It’s an Easel card with one mini easel add on in the front. Video Tutorial on how to make an Easel card with one add on HERE.  Video Tutorial on how to  make an Easel card with two add on’s HERE. Both are short!

A couple pictures from the side…

Super Edwin is NEW in The Winner Takes All Collection from Magnolia. I inked him up with Memento Tuxdeo Black ink, stamped on Beckett Expression Card-stock and colored with Copic Sketch markers.  The Skyscraper circle scene is from LaLa Land Crafts… inked with Distress inks, the ink blending tool and a little copic coloring too. Edwin’s cape is colored with a metallic silver Uniball ink pen.  I made the Green Lantern symbol on his chest with a couple circle punches and a ribbon punch, all from McGill.  The Birthday Boy sentiment is from the Amy R Stamps It’s Your Birthday set.  Smallest skyscraper border is a Martha Stewart edge punch.  The other sky line is a 12 in. Sizzlet border die.

More birthdays coming up! More reasons to stamp and create!  Thanks for stopping by!  I appreciate it!

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Easel card with two mini easel add ons…

Hot, Hot Days of Summer

No denying it’s hot right now!  So with that on our minds we might as well stamp and color inside where it’s cool!  I like that plan! : )  I LOVE this new Sweet Rainbow collection!

Another easel card with two add ons and a video on how I made the base…

I forgot to take a picture of this card closed!  It all folds down flat and will fit in an envelope!  The Lazy Summer Days “stopper” goes down and back.  Ponytail Tilda layer lifts up and folds to the front flat.  Cool Edwin, the same and the last tall layer is the card front working just like a regular Easel card.

here’s a front view…

All Magnolia stamps,  inked with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and stamped on Strathmore Bristol Smooth heavy card…really nice paper and colored with Copic Sketch markers.  I used I don’t know how many dies too… I’ll link up below.  The little birds are pillow stickers by EK Success!!!  I LOVE them!

Close again…

Oh,  I wish you could see this in person… it is really charming!  It will be on the mantle for awhile I’m sure!

I’m linking my card to some other challenges also…

Stamps and Supplies I used to create this card…

Thanks for stopping by to visit!  Hope it made you smile!

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Ice Cream Birgitta soaking up the sun!

How about another take on our beloved easel card!

Here’s a little 2 minute video on how I scored and folded the pieces…very easy!


I used Ice Cream Birgitta from the June, CC Designs, Swiss Pixies release.  I stamped her on heavy cold press watercolor paper with Versafine Onyx Black ink and colored her with distress inks.  Made a little beach for her with the Fiskars wave border punch,  the Martha Stewart rickety fence border punch and the EK Success sandcastle/beach border punch.  Oh,  I do LOVE punches!  I punched the wave punch out of white cardstock and inked it with Faded Jeans Distress ink and the ink blending tool… then came back and added white accents with a white gel pen.  The puffy little flower stickers here and there are from K & Co.  I purchased them at an independent scrapbook store in Des Moines.  Filmstrips are so fun for embellishing and this new mini die from My Favorite Things is awesome!  love it!  I punched little fishies out of the pattern paper and stuck them behind the open areas.  The small easel is pattern paper I cut up from a 6×6 sheet from the Fancy Pants Beach pad.  Super cute papers for Summer acitivities.

Here’s how the easels fold down, flat, to fit into an envelope…

Just the front…

NEW stamps and more stuff in the store at All That Scraps… HERE…the new Tomboy stamps are sure cute!

The stamps and supplies I used…

Thanks for stopping by! ttul!
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Happy news…

Awhile back I received an email from a magazine wanting to publish one of my easel cards for a new feature in their magazine…”What’s Out There? Beautiful Blogs!”    What an honor to be included in this magazine from overseas!  I used Stampavie’s  “Looking at You” clear stamp by Gillian Roberts.

Here’s the front of the card and the post, with pictures of the full card, is HERE

Here’s a link to buy this August issue or to subscribe – HERE.  They told me that it should be in the Barnes and Noble, JoAnn’s and Michael’s stores also,  but I went ahead and ordered a copy online because I can’t run into those stores without a trip.  My credit card was charged $9.61 for it (you’ll only see GBP on their site).

Here’s a picture of the cover… in case you find it in a store…my card is on page 76 !  : )

Here’s a link to the Papercraft Inspirations blog and the post that lists the other blogs featured in this two page spread – HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!  I’ve missed chatting with everyone!  What a busy time of year!  I’ll leave you with a picture from our fun 4th of July – “on the pond”!   : )

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CC Designs May Release Review…

I decided to make a baby gift enclosure card with Amy Young’s Blueberry Flitter Friend!  So adorable and such expressive eyes!  I’m loving the Amy R Great Greetings set, NEW this month.  Just can’t get enough of the teeny sentiments!  Lots of circle Nestabilities went into creating this Round Easel card… it’s not very big…a little over 4 in. wide is all!  I used some flower punches,  stacked ’em up, glued ’em together for the stopper… a few pearls on the butterfly and with the sentiment, from Hero Arts.   I paper pieced her clothes with the new 6 x 6 pattern paper pad from MME called Happy Go Lucky.  Blueberry is stamped on Paper Trey Ink white card-stock with Memento Black ink and colored with Copic Sketch Markers.

The stamps and stuff I used for my card…

Thanks for stopping by!

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Edwin and Butterfly Dreams…

Good morning! Edwin has something “just for YOU”!

Here’s some more pictures of my card…

Some crazy coloring on this one… his shirt started out with YG11,  added teeny bits of YG 13 & 17 but it was a little bright so I colored over with W00 then went back in with some of the greens again, then some YG0000… and so it goes!  Do you want to know about the jeans then? lol  More crazy! lol  Started by coloring all with BG0000,  then did tip to tip with BG13 & then BG18 but you have to swipe on scrap paper before you color it on the image. eek!  it’s fun!  crazy coloring is why I haven’t made any videos! lol Well the real reason is because I don’t have a video camera or maybe I would have been persuaded by now!

Couldn’t decide between these last two so bear with me,  I’m posting both! I LOVE these new Doohickey’s Butterfly Dreams dies!  I used all of the new ones except one! lol  Links below for everything.

I used my new stopper idea again too!  This time I used oval punches…three of them… the back one goes the opposite direction and is scored in half and the bottom half is taped under the brown base.  I just love this stopper stuff! lol   oh and can you see that cool arrow brad?  so happy I bought those!  I usually resist that stuff,  but you need extras for boys,  so it was a good thing!

I used the sketch from Sweet Stop Sketches Challenge blog but I think the main image is supposed to be a sentiment,  so not sure if I can link up yet or not!  Probably not… but I love Korin’s sketches so I used it anyway cuz I needed a jump start yesterday! : )) ETA – Korin says, “yes, link up!”  Linking to the new Craft Us Crazy challenge blog… use something NEW.

Here’s the stamps and stuff I used on this Easel card…

Thanks for visiting today!  I LOVE hearing from you…I’m still in awe of all the friends I’ve made out here in the stamping WWW!  Thanks for taking the time to comment, make me smile and so many times laugh out loud!
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Anya’s Birthday card…

Our granddaughter Anya turned six yesterday and the family birthday party is tomorrow , we have three birthdays this month…so two more cards coming soon!

This cutie stamp’s name is “looking at you” from Stampavie!  So cute and so like Anya IRL!

The next picture shows my clever little trick to make the easel card stopper!  I LOVE it!

Do you see it?  I used two circle punches and a Quickutz flower die and an Amy R’s birthday sentiment, “birthday girl”.  I scored the pink circle, folded it and stuck part under the layers on the bottom of the card.  The green circle I cut off so it wouldn’t be too thick under the layers… cool… I’m sure I’ll be doing this again.  It’s just like a card “stop sign”! lol

Here’s a close up of “looking at you”…

Colored with Copic Sketch Markers – Hair YR30, 31, 23, 24 – shirt and socks R81, 83, 85 – pants & shoes E40, 41, 42, 43, 44 – butterfly BG0000, 000, 01, 02.  Pattern paper by Jillibean Soup (it’s on sale!). Cardstock is from Prism.  Hug Snug seam binding.  Sentiment stamps, Versafine ink, Magnolia Dragonfly die, Spellbinders dies, Memento inks applied with ink blending tool to sky (summer sky)  and grass (pear tart, new sprout and bamboo leaves) … links below.

Linking my card up to a couple challenge blogs…

Papertake Weekly – anything goes with the optional circle…that’d be my stopper! : ))

Flutter By Wednesday – anything goes with a butterfly

Stamps and stuff I used on Anya’s card…

Thanks for stopping by!  Had a good week working on my stamp room,  just to easy to make piles of stuff!  One of these days I want to show you what I did with my clear stamp sets too!